The Hetty Rose Label makes Shoes...Shoes with Stories.
The collection is based on a theory of re-using and re-working vintage materials in a creative and sustainable way, hand making gorgeous, feminine shoes to fit. These materials are primarily vintage Japanese kimono fabrics: relics of a disappearing world, saturated in significance and hidden meanings.
The colours and folds signify various seasons, occasion, status and personal taste of the wearer.
The designer - Henrietta Rose Samuels - hand selects the most exquisite antique fabrics to use as uppers for shoes to create unique handmade footwear. The designs are simple, yet provocative, designed to make the foot appear more attractive. The collaboration of colours, materials, service and directional design result in unique, wearable footwear.
Henrietta Rose Samuels graduated from the London College of Fashion with a degree in Footwear Design & Development (Cordwainers). During her time at university, Henrietta gained an industrial placement for one year of study with footwear designer Georgina Goodman. She then worked in London and Italy for handmade shoe companies.
Henrietta now focuses on the Hetty Rose Label and her Kimono Shoe Collection.
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